Francesca Dego and Francesca Leonardi have been performing together for the past ten years with repertoire from Baroque to new music. Following the success of Francesca Dego's 24 Paganini Caprices for Deutsche Grammophon, the duo has started recording the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas.
Francesca Dego has established herself as one of the best young artists nowadays. Her rapidly advancing career has led to concert performances in Italy, United States, Israel, Russia, UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Winner of numerous national and international competitions, in 2008 she was the first Italian female violinist since 1961 to reach the final of the Paganini Competition and she won the Enrico Costa prize as youngest finalist.
Francesca Leonardi has been the Phoebe Benham Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment at the RCM. From her earliest years she has earned distinction in many national and international competitions with 14 first prizes.